Kara and Carl | Omni William Penn Wedding

She wore ruby red shoes in honor of her grandmother, Dorothy, and has sparkling blue eyes that are just as bright as her contagious smile.  Kara was absolute perfection on her wedding day, and her handsome prince, Carl, looked equally as sharp.

Kara and Carl got married at St. Paul Cathedral, and had their reception at the elegant Grand Ballroom at the Omni William Penn.  Kara’s family is very close with the Archbishop of Pittsburgh, who is a long-time friend of the family.  The Archbishop presided their ceremony, and gave a touching homily with the theme “If the shoe fits,” which perfectly (and purposefully) tied into Kara’s favorite accessory that she was wearing that day- her red shoes in honor of her grandmother!  One of my favorite moments that we captured that day was Kara showing the Archbishop her red shoes, just minutes before she walked down the aisle.

I also loved watching Kara and Carl’s first dance- they started off slow, and then cut into fun music with choreographed moves!  It was such a perfect moment for this couple because it reflected their light-hearted personalities, and we experienced first-hand how much fun they have together!

Take a look to see what I mean…
Stuart Weitzman Red Wedding Shoes, Omni William Penn Wedding, Lavender Leigh Photography
Wedding rings laid on a wedding invitation at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Grandmother

This is Kara’s grandmother’s wedding purse, and Kara used it on her wedding day!

A lace wedding dress hanging in the window of the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride has her hair done at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride spends time with her flower girls at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The mother of the bride and maid of honor button the bride
The mother of the bride tears up as she zips her daughter

The mother of the bride buttons her dress at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The flower girls brought out the bride
The bride
A bride has a moment on her wedding day with her mother and father at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A bride
A bride
The most beautiful picture of a bride at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The groom buttons his vest at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A groom gets ready at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The groom walks with his groomsmen through Mellon Square Park
The groom and groomsmen wear their American Flag socks
The groom
The mother of the bride greets guests at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride shoes off her red Stuart Weitzman shoes to the Arch Bishop at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylania
The bride stands at the entrance of St. Paul Cathedral
the bride and her father walk down the aisle at her wedding ceremony at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The groom smiles as his bride is handed off to him at a wedding ceremony at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania
a wedding ceremony at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bridesmaids watch the wedding ceremony at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Arch Bishop of Pittsburgh blesses the bride and groom at their wedding ceremony at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Arch Bishop of Pittsburgh gives a sermon to a bride and groom during their wedding ceremony at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A wedding ceremony at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
St. Paul Cathedral Wedding ceremony in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Lavender Leigh Photography
St. Paul Cathedral Wedding Ceremony
St. Paul Cathedral Wedding Ceremony in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
St. Paul Cathedral Wedding Ceremony in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wedding Party at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Bridesmaids in gold dresses at The Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Bridesmaids at The Mellon Institute
Bride at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Groom and Groomsmen at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Groom at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Groom at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Groom at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Groom at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Groom at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and groom at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Groom at the Omni William Penn
Bride and Groom at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Groom Enter Reception at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom Toast at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Kara surprised her sister, Annie, with a birthday cake and told her that they will always think of their wedding day as their “Annie-versary!”

The bride and groom cut their wedding cake at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and her father dance at her wedding reception at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The groom and his mother dance at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Guests dance at a wedding reception at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Guests dance at a wedding reception at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Guests dance at a wedding reception at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom dance at a wedding reception at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Grand Ballroom Wedding Reception at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The wedding cake at the Omni William Penn wedding reception in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Red Shoes and Wedding Bouquet at the Omni William Penn wedding reception in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bride and Groom at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Ceremony Venue: St. Paul Cathedral
DJ: All Pro D.J.s
Florist: Alex’s East End Floral Shoppe
Getting Ready Hotel: Omni William Penn
Hair and Makeup Artistry: Classic Hair and Makeup
Photographer: Lavender Leigh
Reception Venue: Omni William Penn
Transportation: Tortorice Limousine
Videographer: All Pro Video

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